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Notification of replies to posts and being able to subscribe to sub forums and threads is long overdue.

Most forums have them by default and they are very important in facilitating timely interactivity.

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@Andy P.

If you can, get a 9 volt battery and try to connect it directly the motor. You may need a small piece of wire to do that or someting else that conducts electricity.

Hi,

For future reference, if you connect a battery to the motor directly, you should unplug the DPR chip first otherwise it can damage the chip by inputting electricty to the output stage!

 

A common cause of the loss of power is a break in the wires hidden inside the black bead next to the brown capacitor.

Chris99

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It's normal for Scalextric cars - they slow down as they heat up. 

Chris99

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Has anyone tried extracting the apk file (with an apk extractor app) from  an Android device and then installing it on an Amazon device?

Chris99

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Press the green button on the powerbase until the light starts flashing.

Fully press the trigger on the desired controller and hold it. Switch it on. When the green light on the powerbase goes out, release the trigger. The green light on the powebase should now be alight next to the green button (lane 2 in analogue)

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@Sman619

Thank you for the responses. I'm not worried about warranty just want to run all cars. Chris99 would you have a link to the circuitry soldering needed. I'm fairly well versed in electrical components and have wired tracks before. I apologize but I've been through tons of the forms and was not able to easily search for the needed forums. Thanks again!

 

I was talking about another powerbase - the c7042 digital powerbase. The circuits are quite different, so you can't use it on ARC Air.

 

 

 

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@SMan619

 

No no no.

I'm no electrical expert, but just bypassing the powerbase is NOT good.

Also, the throttles would not be able to control the cars if the power is not feeding into the powerbase through its power socket.

 

ARC Air does work perfectly with all my Scalextric brand cars, but I do get occasional powerbase reboots with other brand's cars.

 

One modder on Slotforum did modify  the C7042 powerbase to allow more amps to the track, but the power supply was still plugged in to the powerbase and thus benefits from the short-circuit overload protection in the powerbase. It involved soldering and cutting bits on the circuit boards, so it's not for the casual user. I haven't seen any similar mods for ARC Air.

 

I did try a 4 amp transformer (from ARC Pro) plugged in to the ARC Air 15v socket, as a straight replacement for the standard transformer, but it didn't solve the overload issue. The powerbase internal circuit protects itself when cars try to draw too many amps or there's a short-circuit on the track, regardless of how many amps the transformer could supply.

Chris99

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It certainly sounds like you got a duff one. It might be easier to return it to the seller for exchange.

Chris99

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I just updated ARC Air BLE firmware from v2.3 to 2.4 successfully.

There's no changelog that I can see in the zip file or the firmware download page. So what is new in v2.4 (dated 12/12/17)? 

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@Dave m

I have the same issue , old app. Worked, new app won’t tried on 2 different tablets android

Hi Dave, The new app works fine on my Android tablet, HUDL2.

 

Could you give more details of which powerbase and which Android device you have and what is not working - is it just not connecting to the powerbase?

 

Note that there was a small update yesterday so try updating the new app (not the legacy one) - mine shows v2.0 (15)

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